My “Dr. Frankenstein” laboratory in the basement has been out of use for at least two or three years.

It’s the place where I start my seeds during the winter. It’s a primitive arrangement — a old-fashioned fluorescent fixture on chains (so I can lower and raise it), with some grow light tubes installed.

Luckily, I now have this new setup:

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I like this fixture. It’s simple, yet robust. It fits on my workbench and the high-output lights can be moved up and down through a pulley arrangement.

So we’ll see how this works out. Something to watch out for: Will I forget to water my seedlings?

 

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